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[movies]Micky Loveman - 14-August-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women’s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Micky Loveman on August 14, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Recognized by a noted retailer as the "Number One Shoe Salesperson in America," Micky Loveman spent a lifetime working in Baltimore's retail shoe business, building a loyal client base. Micky was born in 1918 and moved to Baltimore from Massachusetts at age seventeen to live with her aunt and uncle, after her mother was tragically s...
Keywords: Retail
Downloads: 4
[movies]Ann Lustig Nieder -€“ 11-July-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Ann Nieder on July 11, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An energetic social reformer, Ann Lustig Nieder worked for both Jewish and secular organizations throughout her life. Born to Ashkenazic parents, Ann grew up on Capitol Hill in Seattle. In 1945, she received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington in Nursing...
Keywords: Volunteer
Downloads: 12
[movies]Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan -€“ 04-December-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Sara Kaplan on December 4, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Veteran Seattle teacher and civil rights activist, Sara Dalkowitz Kaplan grew up in Pearsall, TX. She was the only Jewish child in her county, and her parents drove her 50-plus miles to attend Sunday School each week at San Antonioâs reform congregation...
Keywords: Education; Politics; Award
Downloads: 8
[movies]Elsie Miller Legum -€“ 19-April-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Elsie Miller Legum on April 19, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Infused with the centrality of family unity from an early age, Elsie Miller Legum was born the fifth of eleven children in 1915 in West Baltimore. At age 17, shortly after graduating from Western High School, Elsie eloped with Sidney Miller...
Keywords: West Baltimore; Family; Family Business
Downloads: 15
[audio]Shoshana Cardin - 30-Aug-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Shoshana Shoubin Cardin on August 30, September 4 and 7, and October 3, 2001 at her home in Baltimore County, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women’s Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project.Known by presidents and prime ministers, Shoshana Shoubin Cardin has achieved iconic status in the world of international Jewish diplomacy. The daughter of chalutzim (pioneers), Shoshana was born in 1926 in Palestine and came to the United States a year later...
Keywords: Halutzim; Jewish international diplomacy; pioneer; Zionist; Labor Zionism
Downloads: 28
[movies]Bernice Mossafer Rind -€“ 05-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Rind on June 5, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A child virtuoso on harp and long-standing champion of the Seattle Symphony, Bernice Rindâs musical career began at age seven. At age 11 she debuted professionally and retired from touring at age 23 when her mother grew ill and Bernice longed for a more "normal" life...
Keywords: Music; Harp; Child Prodigy; Art
Downloads: 13
[movies]Susan Stamberg - 28-March-2011 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive - Weaving Women's Words
Deborah Ross interviewed Susan Stamberg on March 28, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Susan Stamberg, longtime host and special correspondent for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a world that totally enwraps you in Jewishness. While not an observant Jew, Susan nonetheless feels sociologically and ethnically Jewish, and credits Jewish values, among other things, for her inte...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Broadcast Journalism; Radio; NPR
Downloads: 28
[movies]Phyllis Greenberger - 14-March-2011 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Phyllis Greenberger on March 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Phyllis Greenberger is President and CEO of the Society for Womenâs Health Research, a national non-profit organization founded in 1990 to improve the health of women through research, education, and advocacy. Thanks to the efforts of Phyllis and her organization, today scientists recognize that women are different from men in many ways and t...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Health; Medicine; Women in the Workforce
Downloads: 23
[movies]Judith Chalmer €“3-November-2005 To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Judith Chalmer in Winooski, Vermont on November 3, 2005 as part of DAVARâs oral history project. Judith Chalmer was born on November 4, 1951 in Buffalo, New York. Judith's maternal grandparents came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Her mother was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village in the 1920s...
Keywords: Poet; holocaust poetry; poems of a mixed inheritance; Arts of Vermont
Downloads: 5
[movies]Naomi Kellman€“ 09-07-2001€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Naomi Kellman on July 9, 2001 in Baltimore as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Naomi Kellman, born in 1911 in East Baltimore, was a longtime chronicler of Baltimore Jewish communal history. The oldest of four children, Naomi and her family shared a large and gracious home in the Windsor Hills neighborhood with her aunt and uncle...
Keywords: East Baltimore; Writer
Downloads: 6
[audio]Rose Cohen - 24-Apr-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Rose Pines Cohen on April 24, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project.Born in 1911 into a family with deep rabbinic roots, Rose Pines Cohen was raised, after the early death of her mother, by her grandparents in Lithuania. She and her siblings were reunited with their father in Baltimore in 1922, where Rose continued her Hebrew and Judaic studies in the Talmud Torah schools of South Baltimore...
Keywords: Beth Yehuda Hebrew School, Judaic studies, Talmud Torah of South Baltimore; Education; Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Downloads: 24
[movies]Madeleine May Kunin -€“ 1-May- 2006- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Ann Zinn Buffum and Sandra Stillman Gartner, project directors, interviewed Madeleine Kunin on May 1, 2006 in Burlington, Vermont as part of DAVAR’s oral history project. Madeleine May Kunin was born in Zurich Switzerland in1933. In 1940, Madeleine, along with her widowed mother and brother Edgar, escaped the Nazis in Switzerland and immigrated to the United States. Her mother never remarried and raised the two children on her own...
Keywords: immigrant; Vermont governer; Lieutenant general; Deputy secretary of Education; equitable education
Downloads: 9
[audio]Fiola Blum - 20-Aug-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
A pioneer in residential real estate, Fiola Blum founded a thriving company that bears her name in an era when few women were successful real estate entrepreneurs. Born in Baltimore in 1911, Fiola married her husband, Jimmy, in 1930. After moving with their two sons, James, Jr. and Harry, into a custombuilt home in Northwest Baltimore, she started her professional life as a "kitchen broker." She worked for several real estate agencies before going into business with her husband in 1949...
Keywords: Women real estate agents --Maryland --Baltimore, Real covenants --Maryland --Baltimore, World War I, Housing covenants, Real estate agents; World War, 1914-1918 --Anecdotes
Downloads: 16
[movies]Susan Leader€“ 23-July- 2008- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
Susan Leader was born in Springfield, Vermont in 1951. Her life story is rooted in both the Jewish-American experience and the back-to-the-land movement of the early 1950's in rural Vermont. Her grandfather left Poland and settled in Bennington, Vermont about 1910. There he led religious services, gave Hebrew lessons and opened a meat market and grocery store. As his finances improved prospered, he purchased farmland and property in the downtown area...
Keywords: Vermont; Land movement; potter
Downloads: 7
[movies]Marcia Greenberger -€“ 27-June-2011 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Marcia Greenberger on June 27, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Marcia Greenberger is founder and Co-President of the National Womenâs Law Center, established in 1972 to advocate for gender equality in education, jobs, economic security, and health. Under her leadership, the NWLC has worked to improve the lives of women, girls and families by backing laws to prohibit pregnancy discrimination in employment a...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Social justice; Women’s Equality
Downloads: 5
[movies]Deborah Markowitz €“ 12-July-2005- To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women - DAVAR: The Vermont Jewish Women's History Project
At the core of whatever Deborah Markowitz does in her private and public life is the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olam, a Hebrew phrase that means, 'repairing the world.' Deborah, born in Tarrytown, NY in 1961, grew up in White Plains. Both sides of her family emigrated in the early part of the 20th century from the Ukraine and Slovakia. They had absolutely nothing when they arrived, but all the children grew up and became professionals...
Keywords: Vermont; tikkun olam; Municipal Law center; Vermont Secretay of State
Downloads: 7
[audio]Elsbeth Bothe - 14-Sep-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Elsbeth Levy Bothe on September 14 and 21, and on October 22 2001 at her home in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Weaving Women's Words project.Early influences in Elsbeth Levy Bothe’s life included her extended Hamburger family and their retail men’s clothing business, and her attendance at the progressive Park School, from which she graduated in 1945. She describes how areas of Pikesville and Baltimore corresponded with religious affiliation and soci...
Keywords: Lawyers; Sex discrimination against women; Judges; Civil rights; Criminal law; American Civil Liberties Union; Interfaith marriage; University of Chicago; Labor movement; Park School (Baltimore, Md.); International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Downloads: 44
[movies]Magda Altman Schaloum -€“ 05-June -2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Magda Schaloum on June 5, 2001 in Mercer Island, WA as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Holocaust survivor Magda Altman Schaloum speaks out on behalf of all Holocaust survivors and their families. Born and raised in Hungary, she endured acts of antisemitism throughout her childhood, and in 1944 and 1945 Magda was sent to several concentration camps...
Keywords: Holocaust Survivor; Antisemitism
Downloads: 29
[movies]Jane Krieger Schapiro - 11-April-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Jane Krieger Schapiro on April 11, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A fourth generation Baltimorean born in 1922, Jane Krieger Schapiro's independent spirit found expression in her leadership of numerous community organizations. She studied journalism at New York University, but returned to Baltimore, graduating from Goucher College in 1952...
Keywords: Jewish philanthropy, The Associated, Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Downloads: 20
[movies]Lois Feinblatt - 31-Mar-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Lois Blum Feinblatt on March 31st, 2001 in Baltimore MD as part of the "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1921 to Baltimore's Hoffberger family, Lois Blum Feinblatt has focused her professional career, volunteer efforts and philanthropy on providing mental health, adoption and mentoring services in Baltimore. Lois married Irving Blum in 1941 while still a student at Hood College...
Keywords: Weaving womens words; philanthropy; mental health, adoption, mentoring services; JWA; mental health; adoption; oral history; Baltimore
Downloads: 18
[movies]Sarah Kappelman Harris€“ 24-05-2002 €“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Sarah Harris on May 24, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Sarah Kappelman Harris divides her life into three parts: her family, her work with Hadassah, and her work with HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). Born in 1910 to Russian immigrant parents and raised as an Orthodox Jew, Sarah attended Goucher College, graduating with a degree in Romance Languages in 1930...
Keywords: Immigration; Motherhood; HIAS; Hadassah
Downloads: 26
[movies]Rebecca Benaroya -€“ 17-July-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Rebecca Benaroya on July 17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A renowned community leader and philanthropist, Becky Benaroya and her family extend the love and generosity she learned as a child. Born and raised in Seattleâs Sephardic Jewish community, Becky is devoted to Seattleâs elderly populations, the cityâs Symphony and arts programs, and the preservation of her Sephardic heritage...
Keywords: Sephardic; Heriatge; Art
Downloads: 11
[movies]Bernice Stern - 22-June -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Bernice Stern on June 22 and July 31, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A native Seattleite born in 1916, Bernice Stern was the youngest National Council of Jewish Women officer elected at the national level, and first woman elected to the King County Council. She attended the University of Washington from 1932-1935, leaving to marry Edward Stern...
Keywords: Volunteer; Activism; Civil Rights
Downloads: 21
[movies]Meta Kaplan Buttnick -€“ 31-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Meta Buttnick on May 31, June 20, and July 17, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1913 to Irish émigré parents, Meta grew up among "living libraries," men who told stories of their lives on Alaska's frontier. Educated in Dublin and Paris, she moved to Seattle in 1939 with her husband, Harry, where they raised three children...
Keywords: Orthodox; Oral Histories; Archives; Storytelling
Downloads: 11
[movies]Randi Abramson -€“ 23-January-2011 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Randi Abramson on January 23, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Randi Abramson is the medical director of Bread for the City in Washington, D.C. A primary care physician, she has devoted her career to providing medical care to underserved people in the nationâs capital. In her interview, she talks about the challenges and rewards of working with poor people...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Identity; Doctor
Downloads: 50
[movies]Molly Cone -€“ 22-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Molly Cone on May 22, 2001 and May 29, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A prolific and well-loved author, Molly Cone has penned numerous childrenâs and young adultsâ books, travel articles, educational materials, and a history of the Jews in Washington State. Born in Tacoma to Latvian emigrants, Molly grew up in a close-knit family steeped in Jewish traditions...
Keywords: Writer; Travel; Tradition; children books
Downloads: 13
[movies]Minna Shavitz -€“ 12-March-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen Ferris interviewed Minna Shavitz on March 12, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A fixture at two of Baltimore's best-known and beloved restaurants, Minna Shavitz was influenced by the strong role model of her working mother, who owned and operated a dry goods store in Georgia with her father. Born in 1910, Min was raised in a small town outside of Atlanta, where hers was one of only two Jewish families...
Keywords: Restaurant, Sullins College, Nate's and Leon's Deli, Pimlico Hotel
Downloads: 23
[movies]Frieda Piepsch Sondland - 01-May -2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Frieda Sondland on May 1 and 17, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A designer of haute couture, Frieda Sondland used her creative skills to survive the Holocaust. Born in Berlin, Germany in 1921, she married Gunther Sondland when she was sixteen and a half years old. When she was seventeen, and pregnant with her first child, Frieda and her parents were forced to leave Germany for Sout...
Keywords: Designer; Fashion; Holocaust; War; Marriage
Downloads: 16
[movies]Shirley G. Bridge - 27-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Shirley Bridge on June 27 & August 8, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. One of Washington Stateâs first female pharmacists, Shirley was born in Seattleâs Swedish Hospital in 1922. She practiced pharmacology until she retired at age 66, and with her husband, Herb, raised two children. A pioneer on many fronts, Shirley was one of the first Jewish women to become a member of the Women...
Keywords: Pharmacist; Firsts; Health; Cancer
Downloads: 16
[movies]Mildred Hardin Rosenbaum -€“ 08-August-2001 - Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Mildred Rosenbaum on August 8th and 9th, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social worker, teacher, and political activist, Mildred Rosenbaum worked for many Jewish and secular organizations to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate. Mildred was born and raised in Greenwood, Mississippi...
Keywords: Activism; Zionism; Education
Downloads: 8
[movies]Ingeborg B. Weinberger -€“ 20-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Ingeborg B. Weinberger on May 20, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ingeborg B. Weinberger has worked much of her life with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), helping new immigrants and refugees to resettle in the United States. Born in 1920 to a popular local doctor and his wife in a small town outside Leipzig, Germany, Inge's once comfortable life was radically changed with Hitler's...
Keywords: Immigration; Germany; Athlete
Downloads: 30
[movies]Frances Berman Sulsky - 30-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Frances Berman Sulsky on April 30, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Frances Berman Sulsky, born in New York in 1910, was known for over half a century as Baltimore's leading milliner and trendsetter. She took chances in the retail world of women's fashion that distinguished her both as a merchandiser and a businesswoman...
Keywords: Fashion; Art
Downloads: 14
[movies]Lillie Steinhorn -€“ 7-July-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Lillie Steinhorn on July 7, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. With 65 years of government service, Lillie Steinhorn holds the national record for being the longest employed federal employee. Born in Baltimore in 1911, she has lived there her entire life, except for a brief period during the 1930s when she lived in Washington, D.C...
Keywords: Government; Career; Record
Downloads: 23
[movies]Tillie De Leon - 24-May-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Tillie De Leon on May 24 and June 1, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. An independent, intelligent, and industrious woman, Tillie De Leon is the matriarch of the original Peha family in Seattle, Sephardic immigrants from the Greek Island of Rhodes. One of the first Sephardic children born in Seattle, Tillie's ground-breaking life continued when she left her close-knit community and mov...
Keywords: Sephardic; Career; Peha matriarch
Downloads: 10
[movies]Aviva Kempner - 13-February-2011 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Deborah Ross interviewed Aviva Kempner on February 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II to an American father and a Polish mother. Her desire to understand her parents led her to a career in filmmaking. Although she herself did not live through the Holocaust, she used her first film, Partisans of Vilna, to highlight the heroism of those who resist...
Keywords: Jewish women in Washington; D.C; Filmmaking; Jewish Heroes; WWII
Downloads: 26
[movies]Esta Maril -€“ 22-May-2002 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Marcie Cohen-Ferris interviewed Esta Maril on May 22, 2002 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Social worker, innovator and arts enthusiast, Esta Maril has focused endless energy on enhancing the social welfare of children and promoting the arts. Born in 1921, Esta's childhood was heavily influenced by her mother's role as the family's main breadwinner...
Keywords: Social work; Education; Art; Johns Hopkins University; U Penn
Downloads: 19
[movies]Ruth Emmerman Peizer -€“ 18-June-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ruth Peizer on June 18 & August 6, 2001 in West Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ruth Peizer's love affair with Yiddish began when her parents, Riva and Abraham Immerman, sent their only child to Chicago's Arbeiter Ring [Workmen's Circle] school at age nine, and then to the Sholem Aleichem Institute where she graduated valedictorian at age 18...
Keywords: Yiddish; Education
Downloads: 15
[movies]Arva Gray -€“ 25-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Arva Gray on June 25 and August 9, 2001 in Bellevue, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A Mormon convert to Judaism, Arva Davis Gray was a leader in the Seattle Jewish community and a self-described âkitchen Jewâ who served as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, as a member of the Boards of many local and national Jewish organizations, and was a founder of Bellevue's Temple B'Nai T...
Keywords: Conversion; Cooking; Food
Downloads: 21
[movies]Alice Abrams Siegal -€“ 10-July -2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Alice Siegal on July 10 and July 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A social reformer and political activist, Alice Siegal is a tireless advocate for families and disadvantaged youth and a fierce opponent of discrimination wherever she encounters it. Born and raised in Seattle, Alice grew up within the Orthodox, Ashkenazic community...
Keywords: Activism; Volunteer
Downloads: 19
[movies]Nina Lederkremer 24-May-2001 Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Nina Lederkremer on May 24, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Nina Lederkremer's personal and professional lives were characterized by courage and resilience. Born in 1920 into a comfortable family in Poland, Nina's life was torn apart when the Nazis invaded. She escaped by fleeing to Russia and then to Asia, ending up in a displaced persons camp after the war...
Keywords: Immigration; holocaust; education; Hadassah
Downloads: 15
[movies]Vivienne Shub -€“ 4-September-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Elaine Eff interviewed Vivienne Shub on September 4, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Encouraged by her father's sense of drama in storytelling and advice to follow her passion, Vivienne Shub became an actress. Born in Baltimore during the deadly flu epidemic of 1918, Vivienne attended music classes in her youth at the Peabody Conservatory and frequented local theaters before enrolling in full-time acting classes a...
Keywords: Actress; Theater; Education; Music
Downloads: 15
[movies]Esther Eggleston -€“ 03-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Esther Eggleston on April 3, and May 3, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Widowed at age 36, Esther Eggleston managed single motherhood and work as the first female executive administrator of Temple de Hirsch Sinai, serving three rabbis and a growing membership of almost 1,000 families during her 23 years of service...
Keywords: Single Parent; Firsts; ORT Award; executive administrator; Temple de Hirsch Sinai
Downloads: 12
[movies]Ann Meyers Kaplan - 30-March-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown Lavitt interviewed Ann Kaplan on March 30, 2001 in Mercer Island, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Ann Meyers Kaplanâs family moved to Seattle from New York City in 1910 when Ann was three. Her father opened a tailoring business in Pioneer Square. For Ann's parents and many Russian immigrants like them, the Settlement House and the socialist-leaning Workmen's Circle were centers of Jewish community life...
Keywords: Advocacy; Hearing Impairment
Downloads: 17
[movies]Althea Diesenhaus Stroum - 23-July -2001-€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Althea Stroum on July 23, 2001, August 27, 2002 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in 1922 in New York City, Althea moved to Seattle with her family at age 14 in 1936. Married for 58 years to Samuel N. Stroum, they had two children, and together dedicated their lives to philanthropy and community service...
Keywords: Philanthropy; Community Service; Awards
Downloads: 19
[movies]Missode Israel Piha - 28-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Missode Israel Piha on June 28, 2001 & September 6, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born in Tishmay near the Isle of Rhodes, Greece where she was raised, Missode Piha spent her childhood in a tight-knit Sephardic family of which her father was Hazzan [cantor]. In 1928, she met and married her husband, Sam, an American visiting his family in Rhodes, and leaving her family behind, moved to t...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 9
[movies]Louise Azose - 18-April-2001 -€“ Weaving Women’s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Borsntein interviewed Louise Azose on April 18 and May 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. Born into a rabbinic Sephardic family in Bursa, Turkey, Louise Maimon followed her parents and siblings to Seattle in 1927 after her father was called to serve as a rabbi for Sehpardic Bikur Holim congregation. Married in 1929 to Jack Azose, they raised four sons and one daughter...
Keywords: Immigration; Sephardic
Downloads: 18
[movies]Dorothy Wittenberg - 26-April -2001 -€“ Weaving Women's Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Pamela Brown-Lavitt interviewed Dorothy Wittenberg on April 26, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Women's Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A tireless and loyal volunteer for Jewish causes and Sisterhood, Dorothy Wittenberg initiated and planned, prepared and served the Ida Weinstein Luncheon at Council House for over 25 years. Born in Denver, Colorado, Dorothy grew up in one of the only Jewish families in Tacoma, Washington...
Keywords: Family; volunteer of Jewish causes; sisterhood; Ida Weinstein Luncheon
Downloads: 15
[movies]Hanna Weinberg - 10-June-2001 -€“ Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women's Archive
Oral historian Jean Freedman interviewed Hanna Weinberg on June 10, 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. The daughter of a scholar and rabbi, and the wife of a scholar and rabbi, Hanna Weinberg spent her life sharing her love of Judaism with her family and the extended Jewish community. Born in 1927 in Germany, Hanna lived for a short time in Lithuania before moving to the United States when her father became a teacher at a Cleveland...
Keywords: Immigration; Education; Orthodox
Downloads: 21
[movies]Dorothy Franco Muscatel -€“ 12-April-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Dorothy Franco Muscatel on April 12, 2001 and April 19, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A vibrant social organizer, Dorothy Franco Muscatel was born in Seattle in 1917 to parents who, in 1910, were among the first Sephardic Jews to immigrate to Seattle from Rhodes, Greece. Her parents and grandmother were instrumental in creating important Seattle Jewish institutions, including the Sephar...
Keywords: Sephardic; Volunteer
Downloads: 14
[movies]Lenora LaMarche -€“ 24-May-2001 - Weaving Women'€™s Words - Jewish Women'€™s Archive
Oral historian Roz Bornstein interviewed Leni LaMarche on May 24, 2001 and June 25, 2001 in Seattle, Washington as part of the Jewish Womenâs Archive "Weaving Women's Words" project. A gifted student, teacher, and comedienne, Leni LaMarche has shared her love of Sephardic culture with Seattleâs Sephardic community for over sixty years. Born in Seattle to immigrants from the island of Rhodes, Greece, Leni has lived most of her life in Seattle...
Keywords: Sephardic; Names; Writer
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